Russia to hold inter-parliamentary conference on Africa


The African Alliance, a non-governmental organization created to help strengthen Russia’s policy in Africa, said in a press released on Tuesday that the Russian State Duma (lower of house parliament) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs would hold its first inter-parliamentary conference in June.

“In accordance with the resolution of the State Duma of the Russian Federation and by the agreement with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia and the ambassadors of African countries, will hold, for the first time, a Russia – Africa international parliamentary conference,” the report said.

Within the framework of the planned event, there will be a Russian- African business forum and a corresponding exhibition, in which will participate numerous Russian and African enterprises in different fields, it further added.

This measure has already generated wide interest by politicians, business associations and experts, including the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), it said.

A non-commercial partnership of assistance to the development of the many-sided interrelations of Russia with African countries, the African Alliance was created in 2009.

Among its most important priorities are strengthening the economic, production-engineering, scientific and cultural relationships between Russia and African countries, and the attraction of the intellectual, financial, technical and organizational resources necessary for this.